The Scourge of Potential

The puppy and the little boy
Having a chat.

“You’re lucky, Frank,” said the boy to his dog.

Why?”replied Frank with his tail.”

“Because, Frank, people assume you will grow up to be a dog 
Just because 
You were born a dog.”

“Me?” 
“People assume I need to learn how to become a human.”

“I wish I was born a dog so people would accept me 
As I am
Instead of seeing me 
As what I have the potential to become.”

“Woof,” said Frank, in agreement.